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DURHAM UNIVERSITY IS NOW ACCEPTING COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS FROM SMEs IN THE NORTH EAST AND TEES VALLEY REGIONS FOR CONSIDERATION IN THE 2019 INTENSIVE INDUSTRIAL INNOVATION PROGRAMME.
CLOSING DATE FOR ALL APPLICATION FORMS IS NOON ON APRIL 30TH 2019.
Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria universities have secured substantial European funding to underpin R&D in the SME sector for a number of industries including energy.
Find out more at https://www.dur.ac.uk/iiip/
To request application forms please contact via the email address IIIP.NE@Durham.ac.uk
The Intensive Industrial Innovation Programme (IIIP) will see Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria and Teesside universities work directly with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the region to develop new services and products for the market.
Eligible SMEs will be supported by a dedicated PhD research student for three years, as well as access to senior academic researchers and university research facilities.
The project is targeted at supporting businesses in (or hoping to access) the priority sectors identified in the economic plans of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership and Tees Valley Combined Authority.
These sectors which include energy are:
North East LEP: Passenger vehicle manufacturing; subsea and offshore technology; life sciences and healthcare; creative, digital, software and technology-based services; surface science; ageing; energy; systems satellite applications; energy networks; materials integration; water.
Tees Valley Combined Authority: Chemicals; health innovation; energy; advanced manufacturing; logistics; digital and creative; the Circular Economy.
The ultimate aim of the IIIP is to encourage a culture of innovation that benefits business, leading to greater export opportunities and increased graduate employment, particularly in science and engineering.
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